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  • Stephen King: The Stand (Full Movie)

    In light of the corona virus. An older movie and a better Stephen King tv adaptation.
    I have a Right to my Life; I have a Right to the Fruits of my Labor. If you concede the principle of the Income Tax, you concede the principle that the government owns ALL your income and permits you to keep a certain percentage of it.
    ─Ron Paul, interview by Time on Sep 17, 2009.

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    I'm watching it for the first time. I'm about 3 1/2 hours into it so far.


    Here are some stephen King quotes from a 2014 Matt Lauer interview:

    King chose to have faith after weighing the alternatives.
    "I made a decision to believe in God because it's better to believe than not to believe," he said, noting that his belief became possible while in the throes of addiction. "So it was easy to say, 'If I've got a power greater than myself okay, that's fine, I can use that to make life livable and good.'"

    He's not exactly sold on an afterlife, however.
    "It might be that we are wired up in a certain way ... certain circuits open when you're dying and give you a lift. That seems to be part of the organic survival mechanism," he said. "As far as what's after, there's no downside in believing that there is a heaven or an Elysian Fields."
    https://www.today.com/popculture/ste...him-1D80281763

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    • #3
      CONTAGION is about the best movie as far as what could happen as far as bad bugs is concerned.. and it started in china... with BATS...

      https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1598778/
      AT one time I did... unbelievable things for this country without question, because it was my country and right. NOW, my country, that country, no longer exists and I now I feel I am the Philip Nolan of my age.
      God carries a 1911.
      Just another day towards 20...

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      • #4
        I had major issues with "The Stand" as a book, and never have watched the movie.

        Regardless of whatever "faith" King may have expressed in the book, the people of "Faith" are collective Socialists, pretty much. The bad guys are analogues to Antifa, which is more the direction I see King and all his ilk headed, if it comes to that. That gnawed on me in my subconscious for about half the book, and when I realized what was bugging me I went back and started over. (Not to brag, but just facts. I read fast. They did "Reading Speed Tests" on us in High School, and I maxed the machine out.)

        Whatever.....It's a tall tale well told, but I have to do a lot of suspension of disbelief to swallow the implicit politics in it.

        Alle Kunst ist umsunst Wenn ein Engel auf das Zundloch brunzet (All skill is in vain if an angel pisses down the touch-hole of your musket.) Old German Folk Wisdom.

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        • #5
          It really says something about society in general when we turn to Hollywood to tell us how to address an issue, or what to expect. I've tried King, and find his mind too dark to give worthy contemplation to. Meanwhile, where is that ship that is supposed to save us all?

          RR
          Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest. - Benjamin Franklin

          I have but one person on my ignore list. Can you guess who it is?

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